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(Opposing Views)   "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made"   (opposingviews.com ) divider line
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2013-05-07 10:42:37 AM  
12 votes:
ZERO TOLERANCE = ZERO INTELLIGENCE.
2013-05-07 10:48:00 AM  
5 votes:
After being given the opportunity to experience the breadth, depth, and quality of "Opposing Views" as near-daily links on Fark for the past couple of months, I'd just like to say that my honest opinion is that the entire site, its writers, its concept, and its execution are wholly without merit, quality, interest, value, or worth, and that if everyone responsible for creating, writing for, producing, editing, linking, and otherwise causing it to continue its existence were to stop tomorrow and never again think of doing anything remotely like it, absolutely nothing of value would be lost.
2013-05-07 11:05:03 AM  
4 votes:
www.worldaffairsboard.com
2013-05-07 10:57:52 AM  
4 votes:

dickfreckle: I can't count the times I was stabbed with a pencil/pen. In Catholic schools. The early 90s. No one cared about it, and we healed.

And no one said a thing.


Apparently it's different if you make gun noises while doing it. Sheesh.

"Kids don't think about 'Cowboys and Indians' anymore, they think about drive-by shootings and murders", thanks to the hand-wringing, pants-wetting stupidity of people like Bethanne Bradshaw. If we didn't obsess over being unable to protect kids from the unforeseeable, we could let them live normal lives.

To paraphrase, those who would give up happiness for security will achieve neither.
2013-05-07 10:45:33 AM  
4 votes:
Further evidence that only absolute idiots aspire to a career as a school administrator
2013-05-07 11:06:16 AM  
3 votes:
It's a greater disservice to the child who has been suspended.  If you use the same psycho-babble that these people use you could easily make the case that you're stifling the creativity of this child and causing him undue trauma for punishing him for something that he does naturally.  Couple that with the stigma and certain derision he will face from his classmates and teachers and you're essentially creating a recipe for an anti-social teenager.  And we all know how these people feel about the dangers of being anti-social.  We're pretty farked.  We've reached the point where our educators lack common sense and intelligence.
2013-05-07 11:06:29 AM  
2 votes:
And they wonder why it isn't just the religious nuts homeschooling their kids these days.
2013-05-07 11:05:58 AM  
2 votes:
"The pen is mightier then the sword."
2013-05-07 11:01:11 AM  
2 votes:
It's can be considered a threat, but I don't think it can be considered a weapon until it is used as one.
2013-05-07 04:44:55 PM  
1 vote:
The only way to deal with these zero tolerance quislings is to treat them like the dumb animals they are.  Look them square in they eye and say, "NO!"  Whatever administration-speak they try to hand you, just keep saying, "NO!" ...like you would a dog that just pooped on the rug.  If there is a newspaper handy, swat them on the nose with it.

"Sir, we are suspending your son for holding a pencil and making 'pew pew pew' noises."  NO!

"A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made."   NO!

If they are going to act like dumb animals, then treat them like dumb animals.
2013-05-07 02:45:52 PM  
1 vote:
You know another organization that operates schools and has Zero Tolerance policies?

Al-Qaeda.
2013-05-07 12:18:58 PM  
1 vote:
Hasn't happened with my kid yet, but the day he gets suspended for some PC crap like this, I'm going to make a quick stop to stock up on ammo on the way to pick him up.  He can serve his suspension at the range learning to put holes in the x-ring.  Unless it's turkey or deer season, then we'll be getting some camo for him and off we go.

Nonsense like this are why I can't find my little guy a decent six shooter capgun and holster without spending a fortune.  My little girl is going to get one too when she's old enough.
2013-05-07 11:57:25 AM  
1 vote:
Ahhh, I love the smell of the pussification of America first thing in the morning. Raising dumb down little snowflakes, one at a time.
2013-05-07 11:44:57 AM  
1 vote:

bluefoxicy: WEAPONS GRADE STUPIDITY.


I don't know what kind of rubric the weapons are using, but I'd give this stupidity an A+. It really is outstanding stupidity.
2013-05-07 11:32:25 AM  
1 vote:

snocone: MaritimeGirl: The parents should get together and have every kid go to school with a pencil and point them at the teachers while making the "pew pew pew" noises. Then they'd have to suspend the entire school. Repeat indefinitely until this idiocy is stopped.

If a parent showed up with a pencil and pointed it at the teacher, would the principal call the cops?

If it was an Assault Pencil, I would hope so.


Was it black with an extended eraser and a grip?
2013-05-07 11:31:33 AM  
1 vote:

MaritimeGirl: The parents should get together and have every kid go to school with a pencil and point them at the teachers while making the "pew pew pew" noises. Then they'd have to suspend the entire school. Repeat indefinitely until this idiocy is stopped.

If a parent showed up with a pencil and pointed it at the teacher, would the principal call the cops?


If it was an Assault Pencil, I would hope so.
2013-05-07 11:28:32 AM  
1 vote:
You know when I knew we were farked by this attitude?
Years ago, a Nikon Rebel camera ad. "Image is everything".
A cold chill ran thru me and it has come to pass.

These out of control Nannys are like a virus, I agree.
I disagree w/ TFA, they were raised this way.

/ back in the Day, the reason for existence of a manager/administrator/official/.../judge was for the intelligent application of rules, guidelines and laws
// now we pay big bucks to those that can avoid demonstrating intelligence
2013-05-07 11:26:07 AM  
1 vote:

devildog123: And they wonder why it isn't just the religious nuts homeschooling their kids these days.


This
2013-05-07 11:25:40 AM  
1 vote:
The parents should get together and have every kid go to school with a pencil and point them at the teachers while making the "pew pew pew" noises. Then they'd have to suspend the entire school. Repeat indefinitely until this idiocy is stopped.

If a parent showed up with a pencil and pointed it at the teacher, would the principal call the cops?
2013-05-07 11:25:13 AM  
1 vote:
okay, this is just getting ridiculous now...
2013-05-07 11:17:32 AM  
1 vote:
The exact same thing happened to me... oh wait. I read pencil as penis. My bad.
2013-05-07 11:15:44 AM  
1 vote:

PapaChester: A pencil is a weapon when it is held under-hand and swung down in a forceful, stabbing motion.

Not when it is used in an imaginary circumstance as an imaginary death dealing device.

I come down hard on any student pretending to shoot a gun in class. I do not report it any hire up unless the student is also defiant; I have never had to.


I applaud your restraint. And hope you weren't highered to teach spelling.
2013-05-07 11:15:08 AM  
1 vote:
Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for the school, had a different view about the situation. "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made."

If they were playing then it WASN"T threatening.  Bethanne, you are pretty high on a list of what is wrong with America today.  Your utter lack of common sense & apparent zero understanding of how young boys think & play should be enough to permanently bar you from the education profession.  Sadly, your actions here today will probably put you in line for a promotion from similar clueless idiots.

We have GOT to take the education system back from the idiots such as this. Several generations brought up under this nonsense could be enough to destroy any hint of rational thought from our future descendants along with the willingness to quietly accept any unfair punishment handed out

/of course that may be the ultimate aim of these morons
//I doubt it for most of them, they really are that clueless.  But someone with evil intent & an army of useful idiots can do lots of harm over enough time
2013-05-07 11:12:18 AM  
1 vote:
Bethanne Bradshaw, a spokesperson for the school, had a different view about the situation. "A pencil is a weapon when it is pointed at someone in a threatening way and gun noises are made."

So a pencil ISN'T a weapon when you're not making 'bang bang pow pow' sounds with it? This seem to me to be a very dangerous assumption. I will bet you anything that you could stab a whole bunch of people in the ass with a pencil without making ANY sound effects.
2013-05-07 11:11:10 AM  
1 vote:
static.infowars.com

At this rate, we won't have any kids NOT suspended.
2013-05-07 11:10:16 AM  
1 vote:
In high school (early 2000s), we would make bow and arrows with bic pens and a rubber band. I'm assuming that would get us expelled for possession of a deadly weapon these days.
2013-05-07 11:08:47 AM  
1 vote:

RodneyToady: When pencils are outlawed, only outlaws will have pencils.


www.thecostumer.com

What an outlaw with pencils might look like.
2013-05-07 11:03:49 AM  
1 vote:
A pencil is a weapon when it is held under-hand and swung down in a forceful, stabbing motion.

Not when it is used in an imaginary circumstance as an imaginary death dealing device.

I come down hard on any student pretending to shoot a gun in class. I do not report it any hire up unless the student is also defiant; I have never had to.
2013-05-07 11:02:33 AM  
1 vote:
When pencils are outlawed, only outlaws will have pencils.
2013-05-07 11:01:37 AM  
1 vote:
Teach your kids to make duck quacking noises instead.  Then when they get in trouble, they can say it is a magic wand that transforms people into ducks.

Then society will be safe.
2013-05-07 10:46:36 AM  
1 vote:
When I was in high school, and this wasn't THAT long ago, late 90s, some kid brought in one of those dummy grenades you can get from any army surplus store.  You know the kind that have been drilled out and the explosives removed.  The security guard grabbed it, said "Oh cool, one of those dummy grenades" and gave it back to him.  The times, they are a'changin'
 
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